2010 – 1m64

Pedigree Notes print

Winner of five G1 races on three different continents inc. G1 Grand Prix de Paris at 3, twice second of G1 Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, the Champion FLINTSHIRE is blessed by an outstanding pedigree : he is simply by classic sire Dansili and G1 Prix de Diane placed Dance Routine, his two grandsires are Chefs de Race Danehill and Sadler’s Wells, and he is out of the immediate family of European Champion Enable… An exceptional genetic potential, and so easy to use !!!

If outcross matings are concerned, it sounds clear that the most efficient and compatible element to look for shall be MR PROSPECTOR, whatever shall be the chosen line. As a main effect, this only missing great name in FLINTSHIRE pedigree can be found in the maternal side of the pedigree of the first three Stakes winners conceived by our young sire : 2021 G3 Prix Noailles ace Cheshire Academy is by a mare inbred on Mr Prospector through Forty Niner and MACHIAVELLIAN, featuring SUNDAY BREAK as a damsire ; Stakes winning and twice G2 placed filly Runaway Rumour is out of a broodmare by ELUSIVE QUALITY (Gone West) ; and 2yo G3 winner Verbal is carrying Mr Prospector sons Fappiano and GONE WEST in the maternal side of his pedigree !

Shall be therefore warmly recommended for FLINTSHIRE the daughters of Never on Sunday (Sunday Break), Elusive City (by Elusive Quality and carrying two lines of Mr Prospector), Raven’s Pass, Sepoy (also bringing Danehill) and even Dutch Art, King’s Best (a mating enhanced by Dansili daughter Juliet Foxtrot), Machiavellian (damsire of Zoffany who is also by Dansili), Medicean, Iffraaj, Wootton Bassett, Xaar, Zafonic (damsire of Zambezi Sun who is by Dansili) and Zamindar. This without forgetting Distant View (highly efficient with Dansili) nor Penny’s Picnic (carrying a 3×3 duplication of Mr Prospector) !

DUBAWI, who’s got impressive results with the blood of Shirley Heights (generating a classic inbreeding) and Danehill, shall surely be on the top of our selection for FLINTSHIRE as shall be his sons Makfi, Poet’s Voice and ZARAK (combined genetic of Dubawi, Zamindar and Kahyasi). By the way, let’s also remind that WHIPPER, a grandson of Mr Prospector, has a second dam who is simply a full sister to Shirley Heights (for a more than confirmed combination which has already driven to the birth of G1 winners) !

As a variant, full trust shall be offered to Mr Prospector genetic equivalents that are ALYDAR and MARSHUA’S DANCER. For example, the latter can be found in the pedigree of Runaway Rumour, a Stakes winning daughter of FLINTSHIRE

The fact that Sadler’s Wells is the damsire of FLINTSHIRE is appealing broodmares carrying the name of his three-parts brother NUREYEV, a classical genetic equivalency which has driven to the birth of hundreds of black type performers. Priority shall be given to PEINTRE CÉLÈBRE (who is out of a daughter by Alydar), PIVOTAL (highly efficient with both Danehill and Sadler’s Wells), THEATRICAL (damsire of Champion Rail Link, one of the bests sons of Dansili), Soviet Star, and so on. The daughters of SIYOUNI, bringing Pivotal, Danehill and Mr Prospector in their genetic, shall clearly get our green light !

An evidency shall be to look for the blood of FAIRY KING, own brother to Sadler’s Wells, or to PERUGINO, his three-parts brother (and sire of It’s Gino and Testa Rossa), without forgetting to mention his relatives NUMEROUS and Jade Robbery, both by Chef de Race Mr Prospector !

DARSHAAN is as well one of the best mating options for FLINTSHIRE, whose son Cheshire Academy is carrying Mark of Esteem as a second damsire, and whose sire Dansili has produced G1 winning mare Dank with a daughter of Darshaan. Shall therefore be evidently qualified the broodmares by DALAKHANI or by his son RELIABLE MAN (generating an inbreeding on Sadler’s Wells), among others !

The fact that young G3 winner Verbal is by FLINTSHIRE and a grand-daughter to ANABAA must be underlined, a result that shall invite daughters and grand-daughters of Anabaa Blue, Spirit One, Anodin and Style Vendôme. Finally, let’s also remind that the above mentioned and very promising colt Verbal is carrying Bernardini, a son of A.P. INDY, as a broodmare sire, and that Dansili has sired G1 winners with daughters of Affirmed, Be my Chief, Bering, Brief Truce, Deep Impact, Doyoun, Inchinor, Orpen and Tirol, in addition to the other ones we’ve already mentioned !

If the inbreeding on SADLER’S WELLS is much more efficient to conceive classic jumpers than flat racing horses, it cannot be forgotten that the Champion the most inbred on this unforgettable Chef de Race is Enable, a very close relative to FLINTSHIRE… Therefore, shall be warmly accepted all broodmares carrying the blood of GALILEO (who is bringing Mr Prospector through Miswaki), MONTJEU, MARTALINE, Singspiel, Soldier Hollow, plus the genetic equivalents of Dance Routine (Sadler’s Wells x Shirley Heights cross) that are HIGH CHAPARRAL, IN THE WINGS, Alberto Giacometti, Fame and Glory, Joshua Tree, Masked Marvel, Milan and Pour Moi. Outstanding solutions to produce Champions under both rules !

The so high genetic potential of Chef de Race DANEHILL shall also drive to use his name in inbreeding, an option already highlighted by several G1 winners. Frankly speaking, the most exciting temptation would be to cross FLINTSHIRE with daughters of Dansili own brothers Champs Elysées and Cacique, the goal being to duplicate in the same time Danehill and Elite Mare HASILI… Let’s also remind that Dansili is out of the immediate female family of sires Leroidesanimaux, Jet Away, Three Valleys and Scissor Kick, crosses generating a duplication of the great broodmare KERALI.

Let’s finally come back to FLINTSHIRE to remind that he is himself a very close relative to APSIS (who is by a son of Sadler’s Wells and Apogée) and to SPANISH MOON (who is by another son of Sadler’s Wells and a daughter of Bourbon Girl), very exciting options for breeders who are not afraid about building inbred but promising matings !!!


Thierry GRANDSIR / www.dna-pedigree.com


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